NASCAR Legend is a Gamer
How often do we witness people who have a career in sports cars and as well as are gamers? Here is the case with Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is mostly known as NASCAR royalty as he came out of surprise that how tech-savvy and equally avid gamer he is with a heavy bootable custom PC. So he came out on Twitter showing off his recently completed first custom gaming rig which unusual for a former driver who is presently working as a NASCAR analyst.
Moreover for a person having a deep history in NASCAR, where Dale Jr.’s Grandfather Ralph Earnhardt worked and how can we forget his legendary father who died because of the crash in the last lap in 2001’s Daytona 500, is surprising to have a further interest in some other hobby. As he has made his legacy in the NASCAR circuit for 24 years as Pied Piper of Daytona as pro-driver and continuing his works in the field as an analyst, team owner, and entrepreneur.
Revealed to Twitter
So he opened up on Twitter to introduce his new passion by describing his interest and love for PC gaming dating back to the ’90s. And he explored it for the first time by building his gaming rig after years of learning hardware by upgrading prefab systems. He showcased his work by sharing the pictures of the rig’s black and red motif which may be a tribute to his late father’s famous No. 3 car.
So it was hard to guess the internal schema of the PC by analyzing the picture but it could be deduced that it has an EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 or 3090 graphics card, a TridentZ Neo memory kit, and an NZXT Kraken Z73 cooling system. Although Dale Jr. is not opening to sharing the specs. Although Earnhardt does share his enjoyment while involved in IT work and maybe he is venturing out to new fields in any case his career as an analyst does not work well.
Already on Twitch
It is not surprising at all that Dale is a gamer-As he has a great presence on Twitch for iRacing.com, for starters. So it isn’t unexpected that he is interested in PC gaming considering it’s more versatile and technically customizable than console gaming. After all, as a person who has spent most of his life learning the mechanical workings of technically complex racing cars, he has developed a taste for hardware. Dale may have joined the celebrity list of the ones entering PC builds but finds it’s interesting for the ones who are the blue-collar audience of NASCAR.